Kenenisa Bekele, photo by PhotoRun.net
Mo Farah, photo by PhotoRun.net
Eliud Kipchoge, photo by PhotoRun.net
Bekele added to Farah vs Kipchoge
LONDON (GBR): The three greatest distance runners of their generation will race the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon after Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele confirmed he will join Sir Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge on the Start Line on Sunday 22 April. The stellar trio of Bekele, Farah and Kipchoge have a combined total of eight Olympic gold medals and 12 World Championship golds between them. Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “This is a truly mouth-watering prospect. Sir Mo, Eliud and Kenenisa could all put forward a persuasive case for being the GOAT (the greatest of all time) and now they meet for the first time over the marathon distance at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April.”
RunBlogRun opines: Boston has the finest Americans and London has the finest in the world. Bekele, Farah and Kipchoge? Come on. These three have battled before, and they are a handful for any marathoners from anywhere, including outside of the solar system.